Skyliner (roller coaster)

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Skyliner
Skyliner01.jpg
Skyliner roller coaster
Lakemont Park
Coordinates 40°28′22″N 78°23′43″W / 40.4729°N 78.3952°W / 40.4729; -78.3952Coordinates: 40°28′22″N 78°23′43″W / 40.4729°N 78.3952°W / 40.4729; -78.3952
Status Operating
Opening date 1987 (1987)
Roseland Park
Status Relocated
Opening date 1960 (1960)
Closing date 1985 (1985)
Skyliner at Roseland Park at RCDB
Pictures of Skyliner at Roseland Park at RCDB
General statistics
Type Wood – Family
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Designer John C. Allen
Track layout Double Out and Back
Height 60 ft (18 m)
Drop 45 ft (14 m)
Length 2,400 ft (730 m)
Max vertical angle 52°
Trains Single train with 3 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train.
Skyliner at RCDB
Pictures of Skyliner at RCDB

Skyliner is a wooden roller coaster located at Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It first opened in 1960 at New York's Roseland Park, and was John C. Allen's first full-size coaster design.[note 1] Roseland closed in 1985, and following the success Knoebels had in relocating wooden coaster Phoenix, Lakemont quickly followed suit, and the Skyliner reopened at its new home in 1987. The Skyliner operates a single train, with three cars, which have room for up to 18 adults. The ride's train uses Buzz bars. The Skyliner's train is painted with the Minor League baseball team Altoona Curve's team logo and colors. The phrase "GO CURVE" is also on the train. The Altoona Curve's baseball stadium is adjacent to Lakemont Park, with right field situated up against Skyliner. It is an ACE Coaster Classic.[1]

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  1. ^ John Allen designed three kiddie coasters prior to this one.

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